Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

Authorities note lightning as the cause of the Silver King wildfire burning near Marysvale, Utah, July 7, 2024 | Photo courtesy of Marty Martak, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — In case you missed it, here is your weekend recap of the top five most-viewed stories published on St. George News from Saturday to Sunday, July 6-7.

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Quick actions by St. George bank manager, staff land 2 suspects in jail on forgery, theft charges

A Washington City Police Department vehicle, date unspecified | File photo, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Two suspects are in jail facing more than a dozen felony charges after a fraud-in-progress call at a bank in Washington City tied the pair to similar alleged crimes and attempts at branches throughout Washington County.

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UPDATED: I-15 southbound reopens near Cedar Pocket, Ariz., after truck and horse trailer fire

Smoke rises from a burning truck on southbound Interstate 15 in Cedar Pocket, Ariz., July 6, 2024 | Screenshot courtesy of Rebecca Hill video, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A vehicle fire had Interstate 15 southbound through the Virgin River Gorge temporarily closed Saturday evening.

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UHP: Pickup driver tried to pass 2 other vehicles at once, leading to sideswipe crash in Cedar Canyon

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper investigates the scene of a collision involving multiple vehicles on state Route 14 in Cedar Canyon, Iron County, Utah, July 5, 2024 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — A driver who police say tried to pass two other vehicles simultaneously while heading up Cedar Canyon on Friday afternoon ended up losing control and crashing through a wooden fence.

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Hot, dry, windy conditions in Southern Utah lead to increased fire danger; 2 blazes continue to burn

The Silver King Fire has burned 1,100 acres in rugged terrain, outside Marysvale, Utah, July 6, 2024 | Photo courtesy Marysvale Fire Department, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — State officials continued to battle two active wildfires on Saturday while Southern Utah sizzled beneath potentially record-high temperatures.

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Woman claiming ‘sovereign’ status jailed after allegedly resisting arrest in Cedar City

File photo of Utah Highway Patrol vehicle, Parowan, Utah, Sept. 27, 2023 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — A woman who allegedly proclaimed herself to be a sovereign citizen was arrested Monday morning after police said she actively resisted officers during a traffic stop in Cedar City.

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